Abusers frequently control their partners by denying them access to finances, jeopardizing their credit, and limiting access to employment or education. Even in the absence of such overt economic abuse, leaving an abusive relationship often has a significant financial impact. The Economic Justice Program works with survivors to help them regain confidence in personal finance, build employment readiness, and secure transitional and permanent housing.
This temporary housing program includes supportive services and can offer residence for between 6-24 months. During this time survivors can create goals and work to achieve them so they are in a better position to secure permanent affordable housing. Goals might include becoming financially independent, focusing on career and educational opportunities, childcare, self care, legal matters and tenant/landlord issues. Survivors can continue with follow-up services for up to a year after exiting transitional housing.